Legal Admissibility of CBD Products in Germany – May 2018
At the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) in Berlin which took place in mid-April in Berlin, the focus was on medical cannabis and above all on CBD products. While in the case of medical cannabis it became clear that market access was still severely restricted by real obstacles such as a lack of awareness among patients and doctors of alternative therapies and the bottleneck in the dispensing process, the pharmacies, the legal uncertainty with regard to the admissibility of their CBD products on the German market was high among many companies present. Especially when used for consumer purposes, speakers were unable to provide clear guidelines. This is reason enough to take a closer look at the legal situation.